5 Tasks That Will Save Time to Live Better


I am in the business of organizing and helping you live better.  And because of that, I'm always searching for ways to do the everyday things of life like laundry, cooking, grocery shopping and taking care of stuff, a little bit easier.  I was reminded of all this in a conversation with a friend this weekend as she talked about how much she still had to do to get ready for the next week. After a long conversation about changing how she does some of these tasks, I realized there are 5 things that I think help you save ... [Continue Reading]

The Real Reason I Love Cinco de Mayo


*a repost from last year, but my heart is so filled with gratitude that I just wanted to share this again*  Today is Cinco de Mayo. And while I love any reason to eat Mexican food (I am Hispanic after all!), this day actually meant a lot to me over the years for reasons that had NOTHING to do with Mexico or Mexican food. Here's the real reason I love Cinco de Mayo. I used to celebrate my birthday today even though I was actually born in August. When my mom decided to take her own life on my birthday, my husband ... [Continue Reading]

12 Days of Christmas for the Home {Day 6}

2015 holiday card

Hello friend. Today is Day 6 of the 12 days of Christmas for the home series and we are talking holiday cards.  Are you on track for Christmas day? Behind? Already done?  If you're done, we aren't friends anymore. Last week we ordered stamps from USPS and they should have arrived by now. Did you get yours?  Today you are to either start addressing your Christmas cards or finish them.  I sent out one batch already, but still have a stack to do.  To get them out quick, like before Christmas, make it a family affair.  ... [Continue Reading]

3 Ways to Have a Stress Free Holiday

3 ways to stress free holiday

The holidays are here and with them comes a large to-do list! On this segment of Organize Your Life I share my top 3 ways to have a stress free holiday. Years ago I had written 10 tips to a stress free holiday, but these are my top 3 favorites. If you do these, I swear you will have less stress this season. Whatever you do, don't forget the reason for the season and just have fun! In light of my 10 Holiday de-stress tips, I shrunk it down to my top 3. To see the full version, visit my website, ... [Continue Reading]

Quit Ironing Your Clothes


I took a very informal survey about ironing: Do you have an ironing session before you hang things up or do you iron clothes as you wear them? The results? No one likes ironing and most people either don't iron or if they do, they iron as they wear the clothes. That's totally me. For the life of me, I cannot figure out why anyone spends entire an afternoon ironing a wad of clothes. I once had a friend who ironed her sheets. Her sheets. We aren't friends anymore. If I have to, I send things to the dry cleaner, ... [Continue Reading]